Updated (August 2011): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX-7

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Pentax K-5

69

Sony NEX-7

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
740 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,007 body only

$947 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$854 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$938 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

discussion

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